The healthcare industry’s market is rapidly expanding as the population ages on a global scale. Therefore, in the medical and pharmaceutical fields, digital transformation is promoted and the way of next-generation healthcare is required. Cost of healthcare increases all the time, therefore, governments should formulate new health and medical strategy fit for their country. All healthcare institutions need to achieve higher quality medical services and elderly people’s mental and physical life at the same time and aim to reduce medical and social security expenses.
Many IT security vendors are focused on supporting industry innovation in the eight industries of finance, distribution, manufacturing, automotive, media, government and municipality, education and healthcare. In the medical and pharmaceutical industries, there is a common issue that it is difficult to utilize cross-sectional data. As a result, there are disparities among regions in the provision of medical care, nursing care, and health services. Furthermore, coordination among the different types of occupations will not remain. Among these issues, it is required that the optimal medical care, nursing care, and health services be provided in an easy-to-use form according to the people’s situation and life stage.
In addition to complying with regulations and guidelines, Microsoft, the developer of the most used PC operating system, Windows is also working on the use of new technologies such as AI, machine learning, and IoT in the healthcare field. For example, there is also the use of Mixed Reality technology in the medical field using HoloLens of holographic computing. In the medical field, there are great expectations for image analysis support using cognitive, and some medical institutions and medical record partners have already made practical use of the cloud.
Dependable IT security products/service vendors are measuring-up against one another, but they vary with the quality of their service and products. But any cybersecurity company usually provides the following feedback:
- The first is strengthening team response capabilities. Promote communication with IT teams through digitization and implement reforms in working styles. As a result, healthcare companies are promoting information collaboration for drug discovery development on a global scale while keeping the information secure.
- The second is the realization of appropriate medication management for patients by digitization. For this purpose, IoT is used, for example, in order to obtain a reliable medication record for patients with dementia and the like. As a result, the effect of reducing the burden of watching over the family can be expected. Of course, with the use of IoT devices, a certain policy on security should be in place.
- The third is the optimization of clinical and operational effectiveness by digitization, and use machine learning and AI technology to speed up decision support by mass data analysis in R & D department. The faster the decision making, the less chance that stolen data can be used by 3rd parties to gain something.
- The fourth is the transformation of healthcare overall through digitization. This will, for example, strengthen the collaboration between pharmaceutical companies and medical institutions through digitization, and realize the measurement of the effects creating a 21st century healthcare record systems.
Technology should aid with the improvement of people’s lives, for the healthcare industry to use digital transformation using dependable technology. Unfortunately, it all boils down to one thing: funding. Hospitals and related institutions always have a financial problem when it comes to funding their overall operations. That is valid all across the board, except if the said hospital is funded by a big pharmaceutical company that provides it with funding. It takes both manpower and reliable equipment to secure the systems. Hence, funding is not only for the equipment and the software but also for hiring qualified personnel who are competent to help secure the hospital’s IT infrastructure.